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A case of vengeance?

The Obama administration is becoming Putin-like in the way it pinpoints and pounces on dissenters. It was entirely predictable that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) would become a target for this  administration. The Justice Department is charging him with “criminal corruption.”

Sen. Menendez has been a thorn in the side of the administration with his long-time strident advocacy for stricter sanctions on Iran. Now Sen. Menendez has joined with Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee to introduce a bill that would force President Obama to reveal the details of the Iranian peace treaty to Congress.

As Greta Van Susteren said on Fox News, Secretary of State Kerry has been peddling the treaty up and down the Arab coast from Saudi Arabia to Bahrain to the United Arab Emirates, and we have to pass a bill for him to show it to the U.S. Congress?

So with timing that would do Putin proud, Sen. Menendez was slammed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ gave him a warning about two years ago on this same charge and then let it rest. But Sen. Menendez did not heed their warning. Now the DOJ is back with a vengeance, “vengeance” being the key word here.

At the end of her program on March 9, Ms. Van Susteren said the charges were “unsubstantiated” and “this smells rotten.” “Eric Holder,” she said, “owes Sen. Menendez an apology.” Strong words.

Hopefully, Jewish voters won’t be fooled. They will support the senator who has always had the best interests of the State of Israel in his heart and his deeds.

S. Scheininger
Boca Raton, Fla.

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